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Top Honours in T+L World’s Best 2011

July 08, 2011 - Awards,Events,Kruger National Park,Sabi Sand,Singita Grumeti

It is with pride and a great sense of achievement that we are announcing an extremely significant award just released this week.  The readers of America’s leading travel magazine “Travel + Leisure” have for the Travel + Leisure 2011 World’s Best Awards, declared Singita Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania, as no. 1 in their worldwide “Top 100 Hotels” poll.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce this news – and not only have we scooped up the 1st place but also Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa, has been ranked as No. 2 Hotel in the World overall.  But there’s more – we are also extremely proud that Singita Kruger National Park secured the winning slot for Best Hotel Spa in Africa and the Middle East.

The awards are featured now on TravelandLeisure.com/worldsbest and will appear in the August issue of the American Travel + Leisure magazine (due for release on 22 July).  The survey results are based on readers’ ratings.  Properties were rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being excellent, according to selected characteristics: rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, and value.  Hotel spas are rated on the basis of their ambience, treatments, service and value.

Singita Game Reserves featuring in the coveted Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards follows on from Singita Pamushana winning the 2011 Tourism for Tomorrow Conservation Award last month demonstrating that our tourism development and operations have made a tangible contribution to the conservation of nature.

To read more about the Singita model of modern conservation and our recent recognition in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2011 please refer to our media release.

Singita Sasakwa Lodge, Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania

Singita Ebony Lodge, Sabi Sand Reserve, South Africa

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Singita Faru Faru Lodge, Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania

Singita Lebombo Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa


  • Arnold van Zyl

    Well done and congratulations on your fantastic achievements. I am proud to be a South African and to know that the best of the best on on our doorstep.

    • http://www.singita.com Stay at Singita

      Indeed this is a great achievement for Africa and South Africa – we are pleased to be a part of it. Great thanks Arnold for your congratulatory note.

  • Luc Meriochaud

    Congratulations – this is a truly great achievement and a motivation to continue your vision!!! Very much looking forward to staying with you @ Grumeti Reserves for a week in December!!

    • http://www.singita.com Stay at Singita

      Thanks Luc – we are delighted – and we will be especially thrilled to welcome you to Singita Grumeti Reserves in December.

  • HELLEN

    Well done grumeti reserve, it such a pleasure to know Tanzania is having such an amazing and peacefully splemn place to stay… looking forward to spent atleast a night wih grumeti reserve tanzania

  • SIPHIWE MANDLENI

    SINGITA IS SO BEAUTIFUL THAN RESERVE THAT I SEEN BEFORE EVEN I WOULD LIKE TO WORK AT SINGITA.

  • Kitende Marwa

    How wonderful it is to have a spectacular hotel like this. Am very proud to have this hotel in Tanzania. Ecstacy

  • http://- Canie

    Is this a man made or just sent from heaven…cant get enough looking at the pictures, they are amaizing…Well done Sangiti Grumeti.

  • THOMAS RIPP

    Could you tell me how long does it take me to travel from your game reserve to mpumalanga international airport by private car

    • http://www.singita.com Stay at Singita

      Thanks Thomas for your question. It takes about 2 hours to drive from KMIA to Singita’s lodges in the Sabi Sand, and 5 hours to drive to Singita Lebombo and Sweni lodges in the Kruger National Park.

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    The Resort looks spectacular, i cant wait to take my family for spring break!

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  • http://google thangam

    Kudos to you.Amazing pictures.Spectacular view.The hotel is an ARCADE(a heaven on earth). Nature is nurtured in its special way. A stay at the hotel will bring excitement to the heart and mind simultaneously. Relish and cherish the beauty of the of Africa.

  • http://google thangam

    Kudos to you.A scintillating experience to view the amazing pictures, enticing bedrooms, fascinating camp, green earth with elegant elephants,bewitching halls, a feast to the heart and mind.

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    Quality posts is the important to interest the people to pay a visit the site, that’s what this web site is providing.

  • Ramadhan

    Holla Tanzania you always shine thanks Singita Grumeti you made the name. Proud to be Tanzania Proudly to be African

  • Lameck Chibagi

    waooh it is amazing pictures, am so proud to have such luxury lodge in the country,not only that also i like to work with that company.

  • David

    Congratulation for all staffs and owners of the hotel, I’m so glad to find best hotels here in Africa.

  • Karthi Keyan

    I am unable to convey my own thanks sufficient for your
    personal views in this article. I am looking to learn more and also am hoping
    you intend to carry on compiling material such as this.

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